2023-02-17 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

February 17, 2023

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant


The ISLA School Board has an immediate opening for a community member who is NOT a parent or guardian of a current ISLA student. Please share this opportunity with extended family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Nonprofit board service is a deeply meaningful way to share your talents and expertise to give back to our community, as well as helping to develop board members' leadership and governance skills.

ISLA Board service offers the chance to support the mission and work of ISLA in both the short and long term. The Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school and long-term strategic and financial planning. The Board meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month, and Board members are also expected to participate in at least one board committee.

Anyone who is interested (even the slightest bit!) in this opportunity can contact Liz Crouse at lcrouse@isla.school for more information.

TICKET PRICE INCREASE IS NEAR!! Fiesta Tickets – Click here! Early Bird Tickets $50Early bird pricing has been extended through Saturday February 18th at 11:59pm. After that, ticket prices will increase to $60. Last chance to get the lower price!!
ALL STAFF receive one free ticket, but you MUST claim it by February 18th at 11:59pm!Any additional spouse, partner, friends or family must purchase a paid ticket.Auction Items!!Fiesta de la Primavera will hold both a live auction AT the event as well as an online, silent auction. Bidding will open on 2/21 and we’ll have more info coming soon! For now, here's a peek at some of the things you can look forward to bidding on…
Murder Mystery Party w/the LAsFigure skating with Sr Raul!!Traditional Guatemalan Backyard BBQGame Day with the LAs!!Authentic Colombian Dinner DeliveryTapas & Wine NightPizza Making PartyMountain Bike experience!Fideuá for 12 (a lesser known version of paella that everyone loves in Spain)Saints Tickets, MN Twins Tickets w/Pressbox ToursFramed & autographed Pele photographArepa Night with a Mojito BarSummer dance campAdult yard game OlympicsStudent v Teach Soccer Game w/pizza partyPersonal shopping party at The Fitting Room with sips, sweets and a personal stylist
Have a last minute item or Great Gathering to donate?? ALL donation forms are available here! You can also find the sign-up to help on the day of our event (Saturday March 4th)! Let’s celebrate and have some fun while supporting the amazing LA Program and ISLA as a whole!
Fiesta Tickets – Click here!  
Thank you!!

Spirit Week

Spirit week is coming up February 21-24. Here are the themes for the week:

  • Tuesday, Feb 21: Día cómodo - Comfy Day: Come to school in your coziest gear! Pajamas, sweats, and hoodies!
  • Wednesday, Feb 22: Cambio de identidad - Identity Swap: Students come dressed as one of the ISLA staff or LA's and staff/LA's dress as the students! Wacky Wednesday!
  • Thursday, Feb 23: Gorro/Pelo loco - Crazy Hat/Hair Day: Come in your favorite hat or craziest hairstyle!
  • Friday, Feb 24: Día bigote y barba - Fake Facial Hair Day: Draw or wear a silly mustache, beard, eyebrows or sideburns! Let's celebrate being silly risk-takers. This is also our Obsta-Jog celebration.

Lunch Ordering

The window to order lunch for March is now open until Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at midnight. The system won't open after the deadline date. Please make sure to order for the whole month of March or preferred days.

There's also an option for "only milk" to children that bring lunch from home.

Link: https://secure.boonli.com/

Obstajog is Back

Hola ISLA community!

Our ISLA students are getting excited to take part in our annual Obstajog fundraiser, held this year at the end of ISLA Spirit week, on Friday, February 24th.   If you are new to ISLA, or never got a chance to see this event in action, take a look at this video from last year. Obstajog 2022 Video  Please return your Obstajog donation envelope the same day of the Obstajog.   If you need another envelope, please email jgielen@isla.school for a replacement, and we will send one home next week.  As is noted in the flyer, many students have had great success simply walking around their neighborhood with their parents.   No donation is too small-- so please do what you can.  Each donation goes toward our Annual "Building Our Future" fund.


If you would like to come and see your ISLA student(s) in action, or volunteer for the hour you are welcome to attend.  Please rsvp to Jessica Gielen at:  jgielen@isla.school if you would like to attend.

Enclosed, please find the schedule:  


ISLA Fundraising Committee